The Paraguayan Journalists' Syndicate (SPP in Spanish) repudiated the intimidation and attack on two journalists by President Federico Franco and his brother, reported the website Crónica Viva.
In the morning of Thursday, Sept. 13, two men broke into the offices of Rádio Farol in the northeastern city of União dos Palmares in Brazil and planted a bomb that exploded, destroying the broadcaster's studio, reported the newspaper Tribuna Hoje.
An Ecuadorian reporter was allegedly threatened for broadcasting an investigation accusing President Rafael Correa's cousin of irregularities, reported Fundamedios.
After conducting and publishing an interview with an ex-paramilitary leader, 10 Colombian journalists were threatened in Santa Marta, Magdalena, reported the news agency EFE.
A report from the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) warned that Mexico's press is rapidly losing its freedom with entire regions experiencing an "information blackout".
Contributors to the Mexican blog "El 5antuario" (The Sanctuary) released a YouTube video and an online statement reporting that the blog's creator, Ruy Salgado or "El 5anto," had disappeared.
The Colombian Attorney General declared the kidnapping and torture of journalist Jineth Bedoya Lima by the Centauros block of the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia paramilitary group in 2000 as crimes against humanity, reported the newspaper El Tiempo.
Journalists in peacetime Mexico trying to cover drug-related stories are suffering levels of traumatic stress similar to those of war correspondents, according to a scientific study.
A photographer was attacked at a demonstration in Venezuela as a confrontation broke out between pro-government and opposition supporters on Wednesday, Sept. 12, reported the website Notícias 24.
A Honduran court sentenced the killer of a journalist to 28 years in prison, reported the newspaper La Tribuna on Tuesday, Sept. 11.